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of the century. the e-mail says, "barack obama, joe biden and their gun ban allies in congress only want to blame you, bully you, vilify you and strip you of your second amendment freedoms." are they trying to scare gun owners? >> we're not trying to scare them. we're not saying your rights are at risk. the president of the united states is saying that. >> reporter: joe scarborough of "morning joe" had an a-rating from the nra when he was in congress. >> the more the nra speaks out after the slaughter of these 20 first graders, the worse they make it for their side. >> reporter: so far, a majority of the house still has a-ratings for their votes from the gun lobby. >> it has clout, because it had members in every state and almost every congressional district and because it's built up a reputation of effectiveness. >> reporter: the question now is whether that will change after the massacre at sandy hook elementary. andrea mitchell, nbc news, washington. >>> there is breaking news in the air tonight. and it's bad news for boeing. after a slew of problems, the faa has ordered all the new 787 dreaml
violence will be on the agenda today when vice president joe biden speaks to several mayors across the country. coming up a chat with philadelphia mayor michael nutter. stress sweat. it can happen any time, to anyone! stress sweat is different than ordinary sweat. it smells worse. get 4x the protection against stress sweat. introducing new secret clinical strength stress response scent. >>> good morning. i'm carol costello. stories we're watching right now in "the newsroom" at 30 minutes past the hour, wall street preparing to open for the trading day. futures are indicating a slightly higher open. investigators watching economic reports including the positive housing data that came out earlier today and work corporate earnings. >>> speaking of earnings a big miss for citigroup as the bank reported it brought in $2.2 billion in the fourth quarter, that number is actually well below estimates. bank of america, though, stopped industry estimates with $36 million last quarter. the bank did get dinged by the $12 billion settlement with fannie mae over faulty home lones. >>> president o
by vice president joe biden about what can be done after the new town connecticut school shooting it includes researching the causes of gun violence encouraging more school safety officers tracing guns in criminal investigation and the rest more controversial plan is in the hands of congress. i'm calling on congress to pass some very specific proposals right away. first it's time for congress to require a universal background check for anyone trying to buy a gun of course the gun debate also stirs up the mental health debate doctors can ask patients whether they own a gun and remind them to report any threats of violence the proposal generating some support but likely not enough. this will be difficult. there will be pundits and politicians and special interest lobbyists publicly warning of a tyrannical all-out assault on weapons. while the president may have been surrounded by support there is plenty of high resistance after the new town shooting the national rifle association argues part of the answer would be armed security officers at schools not banning assault weapons or li
of the questions. he is 34 years old. there is no press conference or joe biden when the children were dying in chicago every weekend. but a bunch of killed are killed then we have to change the world to make them believe any of them would save there child's life that is what is sad go get a guard for your school will also need to think about culture and really having a conversation not a two week implementation of the of biden on. gerri: wall said. i appreciate it. what do you think? does obama want to get rid of the second amendment? log on at more coming up the apple stock seems to be in free fall costing you even if you don't own a single share. mr. president what have you done for me lately? stay with me. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] how do you turn an entrepreneur's dream... ♪ into a scooter that talks to the cloud? ♪ or turn 30-million artifacts... ♪ into a high-tech masterpiece? ♪ whatever your business challenge, dell has the technology and services to help you solve it. gerri: obama they've put rise on gun-control busy doing enough about mental health? we hav
clinton, you also have joe biden, he's been ahead of this issue for a long time and a pers -- and senator gill brand, used to talk about how she had a gun underneath her bed and she's also someone who's talking about what do we do to stop gun violence. is this going to be even be beyond a conversation, i'm wondering, ted? is gun control going to be a kind of litmus test in 2016 for democrats? >> i think it could be. in presidential politics, there are basically two issues, the economy and war. and if the nation's economy continues to improve, if we're able to get out of afghanistan the way the president got us out of iraq. this issue of gun violence is emerging very quickly. and i have no doubt that it could become one of the dominant issues in the midterm election and also in the general election. >> also making news this morning, a story that has left a lot of football fans, well, you don't even have to be a faj because you probably heart about left folks feeling duped. notre dame's linebacker, manti teo's girlfriend died back in september, at least that's what we thought but it turned
meeting with vice president joe biden discussing the president's proposals. meantime, as this huffington post headline states, fury by some on the far right as the nra you might say is sticking to their guns rejecting the president's ideas. the nra's also defending the much-criticized ad that mentions the president's daughters. here's nra president david keene just this morning a couple of hours ago on the "today" show. it is not about the president's daughters. >> the ad mentions the president's daughters. >> keeping children safe, savannah. you get in to a bidding match. we shouldn't have a 30-round magazine or a 20 round. the president says let vees a ten. the governor of new york says, well, i can top that. we'll have a seven-round magazine. this is all sort of makes you feel good but, in fact, it doesn't do much. now, if you are out there and if you're crazy and if you've got a gun like this and if you're going to shoot people with it, it takes a second or so to change the magazines. >> and president obama also has an op-ed in today's "connecticut post" saying the truth is there's o
's talk for a brief moment on joe biden. he's playing an increasingly more visible role. what does that say to you long term? >> it's very hard for me to imagine joe biden as a 2016 candidate. i find it hard to imagine. the country will be ready for something new. >> if you turn your head side ways and close one eye, it kind of looks like the seal for the vice president that says president of the united states. everybody in washington but certainly every senator and vice presidencies himself as vice president. this vice president, the task for in the middle class, implementation of the recovery act and now within the last few weeks the deal on the fiscal cliff and gun violence, gun safety, this president has entrusted him with enormous responsibility and i think frankly the vice president has proven himself. >> i think when you do those high profile, it's like working at a nuclear plant that measures how much radiation you've absorbed. when you've done enough of that task force, you're radioactive, too. >> the president has really relied on his vice president. they work very well t
about the president's push to reduce gun violence. we heard from joe biden who did the leg work for the guns package that rolled out yesterday. here he is speaking moments ago at the conference of mayors about denying gun sales with a swath of trouble makers. >> time and experience has demonstrated we should take a close look at the list to see if it fits the needs of society at the moment. it's part of our recommendations to the president and it suggested that the attorney general study that question. for example, right now certain convicted stalkers can still purchase guns. >> again that was the vice president a moment ago. as you have probably heard by now, a lot of folks are uneasy. that puts it mildly about this white house guns initiative. we have a house republican who threatened to defund the white house and impeach the president. we have a state rep in tennessee who wants to arrest a federal agent who tried to enforce gun laws and the governor of mississippi is talking about nullifying federal arms directives in history state. tim muller is the sheriff and he wrote to t
. take a look. former arizona congresswoman gabby giffords is on the cover with vice president joe biden and new york city mayor michael bloomberg. they are being dubbed the gun fighters. >> everybody's got an opinion on this one. i stay away from it as soon as it comes up. >> a new abc/"washington post" poll, a strong majority of americans believe that background checks -- 88% support. and a small majority, 51% nationwide ban on semiautomatics. 55% support an armed guard in every school in the country. 58% a nationwide ban on the sale of assault weapons. so you can see americans, our views are changing, especially when it comes to these semiautomatic rifles and weapons. >> you get the feeling that change is in the air in that regard. >> and marco rubio said, in regards to the president's 23 executive actions, which is going to cost about $500 million, he said nothing the president is proposing would have stopped the massacre at sandy hook. he's targeting 2nd amendment rights of law-abiding citizens. the last two massacres we've had in organize oregon and here in this one, the guns were
nbc news, the president and vice president joe biden will take the message on the road in the days and weeks ahead. doing it online with the #nowisthetime. kicking off the most ambitious federal campaign to kick off gun violence in decades, president obama wednesday made this heartfelt promise. >> i will put everything i've got into this, and so will joe. >> reporter: but some republicans are signaling it will be an uphill battle for the president. >> it won't be easy. legislation will be introduced and we'll look at it when it happens. >> reporter: marco rubio dismissed the president's plan. guns are not the problem. criminals with evidence nil their heart is. what's in the plan? a ban on military style assault weapons, limits op high-capacity magazines, that might have reduced the number of victims in recent shootings, universal background checks that could have prevented the columbine high school gunman from purchasing from a private seller. >> this is our first task as a society. keeping our children safe. >> reporter: to reinforce that point, mr. obama shared the stage with fo
president joe biden will take this message on the road in the days and weeks ahead. they are already doing it online with the #nowisthetime. kicking off the most ambitious federal campaign to crackdown on gun violence in decades, president obama on wednesday made this heartfelt promise. >> i will put everything i've got into this and so will joe. >> reporter: but some republicans are already signalling it will be an uphill battle for the president. >> not going to be easy. i know legislation is going to be introduced. we will look at it when that happens. >> reporter: florida senator marco rubio dismissed the president's plan. guns are not the problem, criminals with evil in their hearts and mentally ill people prone to violence are. what's included in the new package? a ban on military-style assault we will weapons, like the ones used last month in newtown and last sumner aurora, limits on high-cap pays the magazines that might have reused the number who have victims in both those cities and universal background checks that could have prevented the columbine high school gunman from buying
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